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the extent to which COMPUTER HARDWARE or SOFTWARE is compatible with the user's existing hardware or software, that is, capable of running existing programs on new machines or alongside existing programs.
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Society can no longer live under this bourgeoisie, in other words, its existence is no longer compatible with society.
Lady Dalrymple, Lady Dalrymple," was the rejoicing sound; and with all the eagerness compatible with anxious elegance, Sir Walter and his two ladies stepped forward to meet her.
Besides, a big house here, and especially in this quartier perdu, proves nothing at all: it is perfectly compatible with a state of penury.
But I have discerned in you an elevation of thought and a capability of devotedness, which I had hitherto not conceived to be compatible either with the early bloom of youth or with those graces of sex that may be said at once to win and to confer distinction when combined, as they notably are in you, with the mental qualities above indicated.
And, 3rdly, Goodness sufficient to support the happiness of others, when not only compatible with, but instrumental to his own.
Although Sim Tappertit had taken no share in this conversation, no part of it being addressed to him, he had not been wanting in such silent manifestations of astonishment, as he deemed most compatible with the favourable display of his eyes.
Gamut received his pitch-pipe with as strong an expression of pleasure as he believed compatible with the grave functions he exercised.
Collins, "were so fortunate as to be able to sing, I should have great pleasure, I am sure, in obliging the company with an air; for I consider music as a very innocent diversion, and perfectly compatible with the profession of a clergyman.
As demand heats up and opportunities abound, it's important to remember that keeping out accounts and jobs that do not fit the company is every bit as important as nurturing compatible accounts and winning compatible business.
7GB DVD+RW disks--when they arrive--will be compatible with today's DVD-ROM readers and DVD-Video players, or whether they will impose a requirement on manufacturers to alter their read-only drives in some way to accommodate rewritable media.
The new computers, which range in price from $2,300 to $2,800, come with special electronic cards that make the Mac compatible with the Windows and DOS computer operating systems from Microsoft.
Microsoft sent 120,000 software development kits to manufacturers to help them build software compatible with Windows 95.

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